Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

I had no idea what lemon curd was for a while, then I found bottles of it on the clearance pile at Stop & Shop. It is an English delicacy that is used in both savory and sweet dishes, and enhances the flavors of meats and veggies as well as making for a sweet toast and pastry spread. Hence, I used my favorite vegetable to experiment with lemon curd. Whole and cut green beans work, I like them tender but not mushy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Steam the green beans to their desired consistency (chewy or tender.).
  2. Drain them and rinse with cold water to shock them into a vibrant hue.
  3. Pat the greenbeans dry then put them in a mixing bowl.
  4. In a small bowl, make the sauce by blending the lemon curd, lemon juice olive oil, mustard, and garlic. Microwave for about 30-40 seconds, just enough to heat it but make sure your microwave doesn't totally kill it.
  5. Pour the sauce over the greenbeans, and toss well to coat.
  6. Top with walnuts for crunch and pizazz.
Most Helpful

Lovely! I had a jar of homemade lemoncurd in the fridge, a gift from a friend, so this was an excellent and interesting way to enjoy it!!! Lots of contrasting sweet/savoury tones going on here, I served these beans at a family dinner and was happy to see them all eaten up! I really liked these, I enjoy sauces in general and this was very different, as well as being very simple to prepare. I used nibbed almonds as garnish, not having walnuts, this is definitely a dish I'll prepare again. Thank you, 80s! Made for Veg*n swap#18

Karen Elizabeth January 07, 2010